Typing Spillane: The Alpha and the Omega

“The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book.” ~Mickey Spillane I continue reading Spillane. This week I re-read his 5th novel, The Big Kill, published in 1951, four years after I, the Jury. The formula for The Big … Continue reading

Book Review: My Gun is Quick by Mickey Spillane

“What can I expect from you?” “Hell,” I said. My recent purchase of a Smith-Corona Super-Speed, led me to pick up Mickey Spillane again.  Spillane was originally for me a guilty pleasure. His books the kind that you read quickly … Continue reading

Writers and Their Typewriters

Bitter cold has returned to the North Country. Below zero nights and daytime highs in the single digits have chased us inside again. We are indoor people once again watching the cold world through cold panes of glass. For some … Continue reading